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Kingston Hill

Silver Frost

Kris Kin

King’s Best

Desert Prince

Bahamian Knight

Royal Abjar


Culture Vulture


St Leger

French 2000 Guineas

Epsom Derby (above)

2000 Guineas

Irish 2000 Guineas

Italian Derby

German 2000 Guineas

Irish 1000 Guineas

French 1000 Guineas

St Leger Stakes

Along with Gordon-Watson’s impressive record in Classics he has also purchased the winners of over 50 Group 1 races around the world. Here are some of the most memorable Gordon-Watson buys.

Cannock Chase








Kingston Hill


Red Cadeaux


Vert De Grece

Pure Champion (Steinbeck)

Desert Prince


Cape of Good Hope


Royal Rebel

Queen’s Logic




Bahamian Bounty

Culture Vulture



Compton Place

Che Sara Sara


Al Shemali

Speed Gifted

Fly to the Stars

Night Style and Torrismondo


Pass The Peace

Seattle Rhyme



Winner of the Canadian International (G1) 2015, Tercentenary Stakes (G3), Royal Ascot 2014.

Winner of the Prix Morny (G1), Middle Park Stakes (G1), Richmond Stakes (G2),
July Stakes (G2),

Juddmonte International (G1), Coronation Cup Gr1, Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), Great Voltigeur Stakes (G2), Dubai City of Gold (G2)

Winner of the Centenary Sprint Cup (G1), Hong Kong International Sprint (G1). Jockey Club Sprint (G2) Hong Kong

Winner of the St Leger (G1) Racing Post Trophy (G1), Autumn Stakes (G3) and second in Epsom Derby (G1)

Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin (Gr.1), Yorkshire Cup (Gr.2), Curragh Cup (Gr.3), 2nd Melbourne Cup (2011, 2013, 2014)

Winner of the Criterium International, Saint-Cloud (G1)

Winner of the Windsor Park Plate, New Zealand

World Champion Miler; winner of Irish 1000 Guineas (Gr.1), Prix de Moulin (Gr.1) and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr.1)

Global Sprint Challenge Champion 2005; winner of Golden Jubilee Stakes (Gr.1), Australia Stakes, (Gr.1) Australia

Ascot Gold Cup (Gr.1) (twice) (Above)

Champion 2Y0 filly in Europe; winner of Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr.1), Lowther Stakes (Gr.2) and Queen Mary (Gr.3)

St Leger (Gr.1), Gran Premio de Milano (Gr.1), Rothmans International, Canada (Gr.1)

Prix Morny, (Gr.1) France, Middle Park Stakes (Gr.1)

French 1000 Guineas (Gr.1), Ascot Fillies’ Mile (Gr.1), Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr.1), Lowther Stakes (Gr.2).

Racing Post Trophy (Gr.1), Dante Stakes (Gr.2)

July Cup (Gr.1)

Hong Kong Derby (Gr.1)

Hong Kong Mile, Challenge Stakes (Gr.2), Goldolphin Mile (Gr.2) UAE

Dubai Duty Free, Meydan, UAE (Gr.1)

The Metropolitan handicap. (Gr.1) Australia.

Lockinge Stakes, (Gr.1) Newbury, Prix de Rond Point (Gr.2)

Gran Criterium, Milan (Gr.1)

Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr.1)

Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr.1)

Racing Post Trophy (Gr.1)

Grosser Preis von Baden-Baden, (Gr.1) Germany

Eddie Read handicap, Del Mar, (Gr.1) USA.

Gordon-Watson Group 2 winner's include:

Quest For More

Across The Stars


Sri Pekan

Sri Putra


Arabian Gleam

Imperial Stride

Tipsy Creek



Fairy Queen

Always First

First Charter


Wandering Star

Tioman Island

Polish Laughter


Lonsdale Cup at York

King Edward VII Stakes, Royal Ascot (G2)

Winner of the Bosporus Cup (Gr2) and Pontefract Castle Stakes (L)

Coventry Stakes (Gr.2), Richmond Stakes (Gr.2), Champagne Stakes (Gr.2)

York Stakes (Gr 2), Prix Guillaume d’Ornano, Deauville (Gr.2), Earl of Sefton Stakes (Gr.3), Solario Stakes (Gr.3) (Above)

Park Stakes (Gr.2) (twice), Challenge Stakes (Gr.2)

Scottish Derby (Gr.2), September Stakes (Gr.3)

Norfolk Stakes (Gr.2), Temple Stakes (Gr.2)

Al Fahidi Fort, Meydan (Gr.2), Mahab al Shimaal (Gr.3) Dubai

Henry II Stakes, Sandown (Gr.2)

Ribblesdale Stakes (Gr.2), Prix de Royallieu Hotel du Golf Barriere (Gr.2)

Sunset Breeders’ Cup handicap, USA (Gr.2)

Londale Cup, York (Gr.2)

Geoffery Freer Stakes, Newbury (Gr.2)

E P Taylor Stakes, (Gr.2) Canada

Goodwood Cup (Gr.2)

Mill Reef Stakes, Newbury (Gr.2)

Moet & Chandon- Rennen (Gr.2) Germany, Criterion Stakes, Newmarket (Gr.3)

Annabelle's Charm (£425,000)

Sanwa (£400,000)


Time Control (£1,200,000)


Wannabe Posh (£200,000)

Darara (£450,000)


Shouk (£80,000)


Sweet Stream (£1.1m)

SilverSkaya (750,000gns)

Queen’s Logic


Blue Symphony (£250,000)


Leto (£250,000)

Madura (£170,000)


Lady Elgar (£400,000)


Lyndonville (£75,000)

Crystal Spray (500,000)


Place Rouge (£270,000)

Tyranny (£270,000)

Mora Bai (£380,000)

Green Dollar ($230,000)

Dam of Charming Thought, winner of the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes

Dam of Sea The Moon, winner of the Group 1 German Derby plus Group 2 and Group 3 winner in Germany

Dam of Cursory Glance, Winner of the Group 1 Moylare Stud Stakes, Group 3 Albany Stakes and second in Group 2 Lowther Stakes

Dam of Group 3 winner Wannabe Yours

Dam of triple Group 1 winner Dar Re Mi and dual Group 1 scorer Rewilding. Sadler’s Wells colt yearling sold for £3.4m in 2000. Record price in Europe

Dam of multiple Classic winner Alexandrova and Group 1 winner Magical Romance who realised £4.6million as a mare (UK record holder)

Dam of 2008 Tattersalls Foal Sale topping filly by Monsun.

Purchased carrying Seville. 2nd Dante Stakes (Gr.2) and Irish Derby (Gr.1)

Queen’s Logic (above) Champion 2-Y-O Filly. Dam of dual-Group 2 winner Lady of the Desert

Dam of Classic placed Fantasia and Group 3 winner Pink Symphony. Pivotal colt £450,000, Nayef colt £525,000 and Galileo filly £410,000

Half-sister to Oaks winner Light Shift. Resold a year later for £900,000.

Madura (£170,000) Half-sister to champion Manduro. Resold a year later for £710,000

Dam of dual Group 1 winner Grand Coututrier and Alainmaar. Yearlings sold for £250,000, £220,000 and 400,000eu.

Dam of four-time Gold Cup winner Yeats

Dam of Group 1 winner Crystal Music. Yearlings sold for £750,000, £625,000 and £600,000

Filly in training, went on to win Group 2 Lancashire Oaks.

Dam of Group 1 winner and dual Group 1-placed stallion Zoffany.

Dam of Group 2 winner and Group 2-placed David Livingston.

Dam of Group 2 winner Cape Dollar.

CGW purchases that have earned over £1million in Prize money

Postponed (Above)



Red Cadeaux






Al Shemali



Cape of Good Hope



Kingston Hill










Purchased as a yearling for 360,000gns

Prize money: £4,362,376


Purchased as a yearling for 55,000gns

Prize money: £4,998,408


Purchased privately

Prize money: £2,444,503


Purchased as a yearling for 110,000gns

Prize money: £2,204,233


Purchased privately

Prize money: £1,604,872


Purchased as a yearling for 70,000gns

Prize money: £1,104,278


Purchased as a yearling for 27,000gns

Prize money: £1,566,073


Purchased as a yearling for 36,000gns

Prize money: £1,281,535


Purchased: 160,000gns

Prize money: £1,269,580


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